Monday, March 30, 2009

2 More Little Projects And A Great Weekend!!

Since there has been so much stress going on here I have been sewing up a storm to help relieve troubled thoughts. I didn't really want to sew on a quilt since I figured I would mess it up as I did on the projects below.

The first is a Spicy Spiral which I have made before, but this time I just wasn't concentrating and ended with 2 halves exactly the same. Fortunately I had enough fabric to make a correction and all is well. The picture is a little fuzzy, but perhaps you can see that the fabric is all fruits. Previously I made one with all vegetables. They should look good together (eventually)!

I really love the Moda Bake Shop blog with all their cutsy ideas of projects using their bakeshop products. Of course you can adapt any fabric to their patterns and I did so with this little bag from leftover strips of Kaffe Fassett. It was fun making it until it came towards the end. As with the Spiral, I managed to work my way through it. I figure the little granddaughters may like it. If you decide to make one, don't expect (or want) it to look exactly like mine. Yours will have a rounded flap.

We had a memorable event on Saturday when my granddaughter Jenna was baptized by her father. She is such a sweetheart and we are so proud of her. She is a loving child and keeps us laughing all the time. She showed me her new birthstone necklace her "other" Grandmother gave her. I asked her what the stone was and she said it was an Avril Lavigne! Oh these kids! It was an aquamarine. Like I said, she keeps us laughing! After the baptism we visited the St. George Temple grounds for pictures and then went to Jenna's favorite Restaurant "The Golden Trough" as Grandpa refers to it!!

A great ending to the weekend came when I attended a Court of Honor to witness my grandson Zachary receive merit badges as well as his First Class. On his way to Eagle! Way to go Zach!


Nedra said...

I actually really like the diagonal flap on the purse. You've created something wonderful out of your mistake!
How are things going with your husband's health?

Sara said...

Like the bag, I think I actually like the more squared flap better than rounded! Great job to your grandchildren!

Linda said...

I think you're right about the more squared flap. I made another bag today with the rounded corners and when my granddaughter said she wanted a strap, I realized with the rounded flap I couldn't attach one easily. With the squared one it was possible. Now I have to make another one to try that out!!